Celebrating Success: Nicole Sze-Yi Doyle


Huge congratulations to Nicole Sze-Yi Doyle (2018, History and Politics) who has recently excelled in her University final exams, ranking 5th in her cohort! Nicole’s thesis, ‘Seeing Through Their Eyes: Drawings by Hibakusha of the Women and Children of Hiroshima’ has been awarded the Olwen Hufton Prize for best thesis on gender history.

We are always proud to support and celebrate the successes of students like Nicole, who shared more about her experience with us:

“It was such a privilege to study History and Politics at Pembroke. I will miss the thriving college community, especially the historians, to whom I owe so much of my growth over the last three years. The many evenings I spent on Oxford's ice rink with Pembroke's ALTS Ice Hockey team are memories I treasure as well, for both the friendships I made and for the chance to try something completely new. 

I am most grateful for the generous support I received from Pembroke to pursue my academic interests, in particular, funding to participate in the UK-Japan Student Conference in Hiroshima in 2019. This opportunity culminated in my thesis, in which I researched and wrote about the women and children who experienced the first atomic bombing. In addition to the finalist book grant and Schild History Grant, the wonderful college librarians provided invaluable help in getting the books I needed in the midst of the pandemic. 

Receiving the Olwen Hufton Thesis Prize for this work was a tremendous honour. I intend to continue sharing the history of those who were subject to that most awful weapon, so that their voices will be heard and their suffering will never be forgotten or repeated.”